Despite Being Expected to Play This Season, Lakers waive Cousins
Less than a week, the Los Angeles Lakers were thinking that DeMarcus Cousins would be back in the fold come the postseason.
Now, he most certainly won’t be.
On Friday, the Lakers waived the former All-Star big man in order to clear space to sign Markieff Morris. Morris was bought out by the Detroit Pistons earlier in the day and has elected to join the Lakers as they look to make a deep run in this year’s playoffs. Cousins was rehabbing from an ACL tear he suffered during a pick-up game back in August.
Markieff’s twin brother, Marcus, who was recently acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers commented about the potential of the two brothers living in the same city.
“That’s my brother man. Man, if he goes to L.A., then I’m gonna be in Staples Center all the time,” Marcus said. “I think maybe to y’all it might be weird that I’m going to all his games, but that’s what’ll probably happen. And we’ll probably get a house together.
“If one of us wins, we both win. That’s how we look at it. Obviously, I’m a Clipper, I’d love to win, we’re definitely gonna be competitors, but we’re both gonna work hard. It’ll probably be the first time where two players from two different teams are actually working out together. That’s gonna be cool.”
The 31-year old Markieff has played in 44 games this seasons with the Pistons and has averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.